The Planetary Society’s LightSail test mission successfully completed its primary objective of deploying a solar sail in low-Earth orbit, mission managers said today.


caql9vin:

I am glad to see that we may eventually be able to perform large portions of space travel without fossil fuels. It's also amazing to see technologies being tested that I only ever saw in sci-fi movies.

E.g. Star Wars: Count Dooku's Solar Sailer


posted by Mindwolf: 1203 days ago